How to get started with edibles
Edibles are one of the more unique cannabis-based products out there. Unlike most other cannabis products, you wouldn’t know that edibles actually contain any cannabis just by looking at them. Their cannabis content is basically ‘hidden’ by delectable mediums like chocolate or honey, so most edibles don’t taste much like cannabis.
Cannabis edibles also differ from other products when it comes to finding your ideal dose. Since they take a while to kick in (2+ hours, in some cases), you can’t really dose cannabis edibles by feel. Chances are you’ve heard stories about people eating a few more cannabis brownies than they needed to…and not realizing it until several hours later!
Basically, the only way to ensure you take the right amount is by trusting your product’s label — and understanding how much cannabis you can handle. It always pays to know how to listen to your body. If you’re new to edibles, dosing in the 5-10 milligram range is a great way to start out.
How do cannabis edibles work?
Words of caution aside, the high that cannabis edibles facilitate can be incredible. They tend to provide more of a body high than smoked/vaporized cannabis does.
Edibles work the way they do because they’re processed through the digestive tract and liver via what’s known as hepatic metabolism, a much slower process than typical absorption via the lungs. This process is also somewhat inefficient; only 10% of the cannabinoids in any given edible usually get absorbed.
But that 10% goes a long, long way. The hepatic process we mentioned earlier can actually convert THC into a special cannabinoid called 11-Hydroxy-THC. Per unit, 11-Hydroxy-THC is super powerful; it may even cause hallucinations and other ocular changes.
Another cool thing about edibles? Their fat content may improve their THC/CBD absorption. New research has shown that CBD’s bioavailability improves when it’s taken alongside a fatty meal. That’s just one more reason to include some healthy fats in your diet!
Cannabis edibles can benefit those with certain health challenges, too. They’re especially helpful to those with IBS, SIBO, or Crohn’s. Because of the way they’re absorbed edibles deliver their cannabinoid content directly into the digestive tract; once there, cannabinoids can really work their anti-inflammatory magic.
The reason edibles are so popular
While cannabis edibles have all sorts of benefits, the primary reason for their popularity is a simple one. They’re tons of fun! Edibles promote a lasting enjoyable experience. You can “set it and forget it” — getting high is as simple as taking a square of chocolate or gummy and waiting an hour.
Cannabis edibles are also super convenient. If your workplace or place of residence forbids smoking, edibles offer an easy way to take your cannabinoids on the go.
And did we mention edibles taste delicious? If you’re not a fan of the earthiness that accompanies more traditional cannabis experiences, edibles are probably the best cannabis product for you.
Here’s what we’ve got
At MMJDirect we offer a wide array of delectable cannabis edibles. Check out just some of our top products for yourself below.
SeC Fruit Salad Gummies | These fruity cannabis gummies are among our most popular edibles. Why? “The taste is amazing,” report happy customers. Plus, with 10 milligrams of THC each, Fruit Salad Gummies provide a very nice buzz without getting you overly high. To top it all off, SeC is committed to using all-natural ingredients.
THC Gummy Drops | Made with pure THC distillate, these Gummy Drops deliver 10 milligrams of premium THC each. The effects are nice and balanced: these gummies won’t give you couch lock, but they will make life feel nice and relaxing. They’re available in two flavours, wild cherry and blueberry…and each is a customer hit.
CBD Gummy Drops | Made from CBD distillate, these Gummy Drops are practically the antithesis of ScienceLabs’ THC Gummy option. Customers report feeling calmed and relaxed from taking as little as a single 10 milligram gummy. For those with chronic pain or arthritis these drops can be especially helpful.
Gemmies | These THC-infused gummies are a real gem. They’re made by industry-leading edibles brand SeC, so you know the quality is there: Gemmies are solvent-free, lab-tested, and cleanly made.
Customers say they’re “perfect for getting creative and keeping focused.” And at only 5 milligrams each, Gemmies may also be perfect for anyone interested in microdosing.
Keyy Card Shots | What’s a Keyy Card Shot, you might ask? Simply put, it’s your daily dose of THC placed in the most convenient form. A single 10 ml serving contains 30 mg of THC designed to be mixed into any beverage of your choice. Customers report a “very good flavour!”…and a “very fun high.”
THC Cara-Melt | Carmel…caramel…Cara-Melt…get it? Made by Twisted Extracts, this package of THC Cara-Melts features 8 delectable caramels containing 10 milligrams of THC each. The THC is derived from a Sativa-dominant strain, which means these particular Cara-Melts are uplifting, invigorating, and happy. Mmm!
THC + CBD Cara-Melt | For those who want a more balanced option, these THC + CBD Melts offer customers the best of both worlds. Each melt contains 5 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD; the THC provides some euphoria, and the CBD balances everything out perfectly. Both cannabinoids are derived from a Sativa-dominant strain that gives these Cara-Melts a mildly energizing effect. Plus the taste is truly gourmet. Enjoy!
1:1 Black Cherry Gummies | Twisted Extracts is at it again. This delightfully balanced THC + CBD option places both cannabinoids into a delicious cherry-flavoured gummy.
And unlike many other edibles, this one is Indica dominant, so it’s superr relaxing. Twisted refers to it as their “zzz bomb.” If you’re ready to feel better, think clearer, and sleep deeper, this is probably the option for you.
1:1 Mango Gummies | If that tropical taste is what you’re after, then you’ll probably love this Sativa-style THC & CBD gummy. It comes in the form of a leg-block shape that can easily be divided into 8 different 10-milligram pieces.
These 10mg doses are ideal for beginners, but their effects are ideal for virtually anybody. Expect reduced inflammation, improved mobility, better sleep, and more. Not to mention the chill factor that customers from all walks of life enjoy!
Strawberry Feels CBD | These strawberry-shaped gummies are simply packed with CBD. Coming in at 25 milligrams each, they’re reportedly great for reducing inflammation and pain and getting you back to feeling your best.
And the taste? It’s so great you may have trouble believing everything’s all natural.
Pegasus Gummies | These THC-infused gummies aren’t for the faint of heart. Each one contains a whopping 50 milligrams of THC!
They may be colourful and flavorful, but Pegasus’s Gummies are really designed for one thing: liftoff. They’re “almost dangerously potent,” reports one happy customer, who signs off with “highly recommended.” If you’ve been disappointed with the strength of THC edibles in the past and yearn for something stronger, these gummies are probably the ones for you.
Caramel Asteroid Crush Bar | This bar from Astro Edibles has it all: THC distillate, premium flavour, that perfect consistency. Each bar contains 150 milligrams of THC in a base of top-shelf chocolate. The taste is so good, in fact, that you might be tempted to overconsume. “Even one piece gives you a good feeling,” notes one happy customer — so just keep that in mind.
The Milky Way Bar | This white chocolate bar is jam-packed with THC. How much THC, you might ask? 300 milligrams per bar. It’s great for pain relief, improving appetite, and just reducing stress in general.
And then there’s the taste. White chocolate + mini M&M’s give this bar a sweetness that belies its intensity, and customers confirm that there’s none of the earthy aftertastes you might get from ‘other’ bars.
HighTea Teas | Tea lovers, take note: this high-THC beverage is sure to become a new favourite. It comes in four delicious flavours, each one packed with an ultra-convenient 10 milligrams of THC per bag.
Enhanced Pumpkin Spice Latte | What’s better than a pumpkin spice latte? A THC-enhanced pumpkin spice latte, of course. This latte mixe’s THC is top-notch, having been derived from bully winterized hash oil. Consider trying some for yourself this fall — or sooner, if you’d like!
We keep shopping simple.
Shopping from our cannabis edibles is simple, safe…and quite frankly fun! Here’s how the process works:
- Select the edible(s) that look tastiest
- Specify your product’s flavour/quantity
- Click “Add to Cart”
- (Don’t forget to budget for other cannabis edibles!)
- All done shopping? Then click “View Cart”
- Not done yet? Then click “Continue Shopping”
- If you’re ready to check out, go to the “View Cart” page
- Apply Direct Points to get an even better deal
- Once at “Checkout” your order’s details will be emailed to you. This email will include the order # and Interac e-Transfer payment instructions
And did we mention our shipping is fast? Your order will be shipped as soon as possible — almost always within one business day. It’ll arrive in just 2-5 business days, ready for you to unpack and enjoy fresh out of the box.
Shipping with MMJDirect is also discrete. We utilize smell-proof, vacuum-sealed packaging, and we ship our goods with Canada Post Xpresspost, a proven postal carrier. The success rate of our package delivery is just about 100%.
MMJDirect: we’re on a mission
A mission to do what, you might ask?
It’s simple: provide better service to you! That’s the reason why we offer so many different edibles…it’s the reason we put so much time and effort into providing premium education. We believe you, as our customer, deserve the very best.